Tag: Polk County Sheriff

Lake Ice Safety Tips

Going out on the ice for fishing or snowmobiling can be a fun winter activity.  But not if the ice isn’t thick enough to support your vehicle’s weight or your weight.  Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman talks about factors that can make ice thickness vary from one place to another. Tadman points out that the…
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December 5, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff Seeks Second Term

Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman is seeking a second term in office. Maintaining a high level of service for the county while making the Sheriff’s Office more cost effective are Tadman’s priorities for his second term. In an interview with Laura Hamilton, Tadman spoke of his accomplishments which included purchase of a new Command trailer,…
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June 3, 2022 0

Polk County Sheriff’s Office with Increased Enforcement as Part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Fosston, MN — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is continuing their increased enforcement efforts to curb distracted driving as part of Districted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving has become a deadly epidemic on our roads. While drivers texting behind the wheel tops what seems like an endless list of distractions, other risky actions include talking…
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April 28, 2022 0

Traffic Related Deaths On the Rise With High Speeds Being a Major Factor

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman was on the ‘Food for Thought’ Program on Thursday, October 14th. The first topic Tadman spoke on was traffic safety and the unfortunate rise in accidents and deaths that have been reported in 2021. With a noticeable rise in accidents and deaths,…
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October 18, 2021 0

Polk County Sheriff Urges Drivers to Be Cautious Around Farm Vehicles and Equipment as Harvest Season Continues

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Farmers in Minnesota are busy harvesting their crops. With this farming activity comes an uptick in traffic on country roads. Large, slow-moving farm equipment is more prevalent on the roads, causing need for drivers to be cautious and aware of their surroundings when approaching these vehicles. Polk…
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October 7, 2021 0

Crash Facts, Scams and School Safety Are All Major Topics for Upcoming Fall Season

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Fosston, MN – Justin Swang was on the ‘Food for Thought’ segment on Thursday, September 9th to talk about a wide range of topics that have come to the attention of the Polk County Law Enforcement office. The first topic was about the rise in vehicle crashes. In comparison to 2020…
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September 9, 2021 0

Polk County Sheriff Discusses School Safety for Students and Parents

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Polk County, MN – Labor Day has come and gone, which means classes have begun for many schools across Minnesota. In turn, the amount of vehicles on the roads will pick up in both urban and rural areas as students make their way to and from school. Polk County Sheriff Jim…
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September 9, 2021 0

4th Annual 10-78 5K Run and Community Day Honors Officers; Warm Weather Warrants Car Safety Reminders

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com Minnesota – The 4th annual 10-78 5k Run and Community Day will take place this Saturday, August 14th in Downtown Grand Forks at 9:00 A.M. This non-profit event is held by local law enforcement agencies in the area, with the intention to raise money and celebrate officers who have given their…
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August 12, 2021 0

Polk County Sheriff Reports on 4th of July; Newest Recruit for Polk County Law Enforcement Introduced

By: Mary Balstad Fosston, MN – The 4th of July weekend was a success in terms of keeping the number of accidents down for local law enforcement. Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman reported on a boating accident on Maple Lake that involved an individual running his boat aground. Tadman confirmed there was alcohol involved, but…
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July 8, 2021 0

Fireworks Safety is Top Priority This Weekend Says Polk County Sheriff

By: Mary Balstad Polk County, MN – The 4th of July is this Sunday, and that means people will celebrate in many different ways. A popular way many families observe the holiday is by setting off fireworks. Polk County Sheriff Jim Tadman spoke about the importance of using proper safety precautions when buying and setting…
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July 2, 2021 0